Fitness wear for safe night running

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High visibility running gear that keeps you safe (and seen) when it's dark outside

Fitness wear for safe night running
Bright coloured reflective clothing makes low light runs safer. (Getty Premium images)

FOR HER -- 1. Reflectivi-tee

Fitness wear for safe night running
Brooks Nightlife Equilibrium Top (Getty Images)

Keep your top half in view with help from Brooks’ Nightlife Equilibrium SS shirt. The lightweight, fitted, buttery soft tee is available in two fun, but loud colours (green and yellow/black) and offers 360 degrees of reflectivity, so you can be seen from all angles, at all times. It also has strategically placed mesh (under your arms and along your back) for added breathability and flat seams for chafe-free runs. Also available in men’s. £26 -- brooksrunning.com.

2. Head gear

Fitness wear for safe night running
New Balance’s tri-viz cap. (New Balance’s tri-viz cap.)

If you want to see in the dark, just put a lid on it. New Balance’s Tri-Viz Cap features L.E.D. lights under its brim that shine at three different levels (low, medium and high), plus a hard-to-miss hot pink border. This light, part-mesh hat wicks sweat away fast, keeping your head comfortable day and night. Also available in men’s. £20 -- newbalance.com.

3. Pretty in pink

Fitness wear for safe night running
Saucony ethereal vest. (pink tshirt)

The Saucony Ethereal Vest is perfect for dark, slightly chilly days when you want an extra layer (and a pop of colour) on your run. Available in ViziPro pink or orange, this vest’s bright fabric is proven to keep you safe and more visible in the dark. It’s wind- and water-resistant, features a rechargeable USB L.E.D. light on the bottom right and has hints of reflectivity all over. It also features two front zipped pockets. Also available in men’s (Epic Run Vest). £53 -- saucony.com.

4. Bold Briefs

Fitness wear for safe night running
Asics Lite-Show 5” shorts. (Asics Lite-Show 5” shorts.)

With reflective, flatlock stitching along its front and back, the Asics Lite-Show 5” Shorts let your lower body shine. The breathable, fast-drying pair features a small key pocket inside its lightweight lining. Also available in men’s. £28 -- asicsamerica.com.

5. Wrap star

Fitness wear for safe night running
Amphipod’s 360-degree full-viz reflective belt. (Amphipod’s 360-degree full-viz reflective belt.)

Create a circle of light around your waist when you slip on Amphipod’s 360-degree Full-Viz Reflective Belt. This stretchy, bright yellow accessory contains a 11 cm x 5 cm (4.5 x 2-inch pocket) that’s perfect for stashing your MP3 player, keys and ID. One size fits most. £13 -- rei.com.

Fitness wear for safe night running
(mphipod’s 360-degree Full-Viz Reflective belt.)

FOR HIM -- 1. Mellow yellow

Fitness wear for safe night running
Nike Sphere men’s running shirt. (Nike Sphere men’s running shirt.)

With a high-visibility colour and reflective details around your torso, the Nike Sphere Men’s Running Shirt will help you stay light on top. It’s incredibly lightweight, wicks moisture away quickly, has breathable mesh placed where you need it most and features flat, anti-chafe seams. £28 -- store.nike.com.

2. Safety patrol

Fitness wear for safe night running
Adidas AdiViz vest. (Adidas AdiViz vest.)

The Adidas adiViz Vest keeps you warm, bright and protected from bad weather on the road. It’s wind and water-resistant, as well as quick-drying, form-fitting. The material is also so fluorescent that it practically glows in the dark. The vest also features reflective piping and two front zip pockets to help stash your small stuff. £43 -- adidas.com.

3. Night light

Fitness wear for safe night running
Princeton Tec’s Byte headlamp. (Princeton Tec’s Byte headlamp.)

Keep your eyes focused on the path ahead with help from Princeton Tec’s Byte headlamp. It provides the benefits of both a superbright L.E.D. light and a softer, red L.E.D. light to enhance your vision in the dark, but all that power is packed into a really small package (just 64 grams / roughly 3 ounces), so it won’t weigh you down while you run. The Byte is battery-charged and comes in a few fun colours. One size fits all. £13 -- princetontec.com.

4. Glow sticks

Fitness wear for safe night running
Nathan Photon L.E.D. vest. (Nathan Photon L.E.D. vest.)

Never get caught in the dark again. The Nathan Photon L.E.D. Vest provides up to 1,200 feet of visibility. It features two removable L.E.D. strips (with three different light settings) on its front panels, attachment points where you can place additional L.E.D. lights, and 360 degrees of reflectivity. The light, breathable mesh vest also includes a front pocket and a hidden key pocket. One size fits most. £23 -- nathansports.com.

Fitness wear for safe night running
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